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Alan Knight


Doctorate of Philosophy (Awarded 1998) University of Wollongong Thesis: Reporting South East Asia: Australian Foreign Correspondents

Bachelor of Arts (Awarded 1974) University of Queensland



2014 Emeritus Professor  CQU. Adjunct Professor  Griffith University.

Advisor : Notre Dame University, NSW Multicultural Commision.

2011 Head of the UTS Graduate School of Journalism2010  Head of Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney2006/2009 Professor QUT
2000/2005 President of Academic Board CQU
1998/2005 Chair Professor  of Journalism and Media Studies CQU1998 Head of School School of Contemporary Communications CQU

1997 Sabbatical, Hong Kong  1996 Senior lecturer. UTS 1996 and 1992 Director Australian Centre for Independent Journalism University of Technology Sydney  1995   Head of Department of Social Communication and Journalism Senior Lecturer 1990 – 1995 Lecturer in Journalism, University of Technology, Sydney. 1990-92 Presenter/Producer, “Resources”, ABC Radio National programme reporting on mining and energy matters. 1989-88 National Producer, “Australian Country Hour”, ABC Radio.  The programme, which deals with Primary Production and Trade, has more than a million listeners, tuning in to a network of more than 150 stations. 1986-88 Producer, “Australia Today”.  The programme was networked through Radio National in a daily half hour current affairs format. 1984-86 Executive Producer, News and Current Affairs, 2JJJ-FM. (JJJ is the ABC’s youth station) 1983-84 Current Affairs Producer, ABC Radio Darwin. 1983 Deputy Director, ALP National Headquarters, Media Unit, National election campaign. 1980-83 Labour movement Reporter, ABC Radio and Television News. 1980 Senior Reporter (state politics), Macquarie News Network.  Macquarie was at that time Australia’s top commercial news network. 1975-80 Labour movement Reporter, Australian Associated Press.  AAP is Australia’s national newsagency. 1973-75 Sub-editor, Queensland Newspapers. 1973 Brisbane Correspondent, Nation Review. Editor, Semper Floreat, University of Queensland.


Reporting Hong Kong: The Foreign press and the handover. Curzon Press/St Martins Press London/New York (Co-author: Yoshiko Nakano) 1999


“Who is a journalist?” Journalism Studies. Volume 9 Number 1. Routledge. London. pp 117/114. 2008
“The Taking of the ABC” Australian Options Number 51. Adelaide. pp13/16. 2007
“Jihad and Cross Cultural Media; Osama bin Laden as reported in the Asian Press” Pacific Journalism Review. Auckland, NZ. Volume 13 (2) pp 155/174. 2007
“Radical Media in the Deep North: The Origins of 4ZZZ Radio” Queensland Review, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2007 pp 95/105
“New Technologies and the ABC” Online Opinion.
“Capturing Digital Natives; The News Corporation Agenda” eJournalist, Volume 6, (1).  ( ) 2006.
“The ‘political gorilla’ and the Pacific Forum” Pacific Journalism Review. Auckland, NZ. Volume 11 (2) pp 170/190. 2005
“Covering the Boxing Day Tsunami: the media mandate.” Australian Studies in Journalism. University of Queensland.  Brisbane. Number 15. pp 56/ 91 2005
Knight, A. Abusalem, A. “Educating Journalists in a globalised world” eJournalist. Volume 5(1). ( )
“Ratbags, revolutionaries and free speech; the radical press in Queensland in 1968. Pacific Journalism Review, Vol 10 (1), Auckland 2004, pp 153/170
“The Hollywoodisation of war: The media handling of the Iraq conflict” Global Media Journal, Volume 2 (3). 2003 “Free Speech in China; the article 23 debate.” eJournalist, Volume 4 (2)  ( ) 2004.
Knight, A., Ubayasiri, K. “Terrorism of the world wide web” Gulf Media Review Online. Zayed University.(  ) 2003. Chengju Huang, Chris Lawe Davies, and Alan Knight “Beyond Party Propaganda: A case study of China’s rising commercialised press, eJournalist, CQU, Rockhampton,  2003 “Australian based foreign correspondents and their sources” eJournalist. Volume 1 (1) ( ) 2001
“Investigative Journalism on the Internet”. Australian Journalism Review.  Vol 22 (2), Sydney. 2000 pp 48/58  “Covering the Global Village” Media Asia. AMIC. Singapore. Vol 25 ( 2) pp 71/77.  “Fact or Friction? The collision of journalism values in Asia” Australian Journalism Review  1998 pp166/185  “Hong Kong: the future begins” IPI Report, (Los Angeles: International Press Institute1997) 8/13. “Reinventing the Killing Fields: Press coverage of Cambodia”, in Austral-Asian Image Cultures, ed. M. Dever  (London: Curzon Press/University of Hawaii Press, 1997).
“Dispatches: Australian Foreign Correspondents in their cultural and historical context”. Arena, October/November 1995. 42-44.  “Thai press freedoms a challenge a region” Reportage, Summer 1995 : 31/33.  “Re-inventing the wheel: Sources used by Australian Foreign Correspondents in Southeast Asia”. Media Asia. Asian Mass Communications and Research Centre. Singapore. Volume 22 (1) , 1995. 9/17.
“Closed circle covers the Asia round”, Reportage, Summer 1994: 19-22.  “Mis-reporting Cambodia”, Australian Journalism Review November 1994. Queensland University of Technology. Brisbane. 17/44.
“De-regulating Australian Broadcasting”, On the Record  Hong Kong Journalists’ Union, Volume Two Number One, Hong Kong. 16/18 “Kill One, Warn 100: State secrecy and reporting on China.”, Reportage, Winter 1994: 38-39. “ABC in Orbit: Australia Television International’s conflicts of interests”, Arena, May/June 1994: 5-7. “Exporting Exploitation: Foreign investment in the Pearl River Delta”, Arena, December/January 1993: 21-23. “Election week in Cambodia”, Arena, August/September 1993:24-25. 1991 “An Inconvenient Victim”, Travesty!  Miscarriages of Justice, ed. K. Carrington et. al., Sydney: Pluto Press, 1991:162-70.  CONFERENCE PAPERS
“The Big Picture: Impact of new technologies on the media scene” Invited international speaker. Arab Media Forum. Dubai. 23.04.08.
” Convergence : The intersection of citizen and mainstream journalists on the internet”. Keynote address.Convergence, Citizen Journalism and Social Change Conference, AMIC, Brisbane 26/28.03. 2008
“Who Is a journalist?” Asian Media Information Research Centre Conference, Singapore, 2007.
“Covering Disasters and the Media Mandate: The 2004 Tsunami”  “Free speech in China: an analysis of press coverage of the Article 23 debate” Asian Media Information Research Centre Conference, Beijing, July. 2005
“Rupert Murdoch, Globalisation and the Australian Media” Humanities Conference, New Hall, Cambridge University, 2 August, 2005.
“Free speech in China: an analysis of press coverage of the Article 23 debate” Asian Media Information Research Centre Conference, Bangkok, July, 2004.
“Online journalism education: Reaching and teaching globalised media” Journalism Education Conference, Sydney 27.11.2003  “It’s in your hands; Reflecting on the Passing of Edward Said” (Keynote Address). Edward Said Remembrance Conference, Myer Asialink Studies Centre, Melbourne University. 18.11.2003  “Globalised Journalism in the Internet Age”, The Humanities Conference, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece. 2.7.2003 2002  “CHOGM, Terrorism and the Press” Journalism Education Association Conference, Baptist University, Hong Kong, 6.12.2002.  “Ejournalism: production, communication, interaction and research opportunities for reporters”, Informing Sciences Conference, Cork University, Ireland. 23.6.2002.  “Digital News – Bringing Journalism to the Community” Matthew Simpson, Michael Docherty, Jay Burmesiter & Alan Knight, Information Technology in Regional Areas, CQU, Queensland, 26/29.8.2002  “Reporting News: The Internet and Terrorism”, Knight, Alan and Ubayasiri, Kasun, Media Terrorism and a Culture of Peace, Asia Media and Communications Conference, Perth, 26.6.2002 2001 “What’s News in a global society?” Mediating Globalisation Conference, Brisbane 16.7.2001  2000 “Regional Journalism and Internet Technology” Central Queensland Regional Outlook Conference, Yeppoon, 15.4.2000 “Won’t get fooled again: the rise of radical radio in Queensland” Journalism Education Association Conference, Maroochydore, Queensland. 1999 “Information rich or poor? Spin controlling the Hong Kong Handover” AMIC, Chennai, India. June. 1998 ” Foreign Reporting and the Internet”, Asian Advertising and Media Conference, Hong Kong University.  22. 4.98. 1997 “Washing away one hundred years of shame: Chinese media coverage of the handover”. Freedom Forum Asian Centre, Hong Kong. 2.12.97  “Handover coverage: Deconstructing handover reporting”. Centre of Asia Studies. University of Hong Kong. 20.11.97. “The Future of the Media in Hong Kong and China: the responsibilities of journalism educators under one country two systems” The East West Centre Conference for Journalists. Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club. 15.11.97.”Fact or Friction? The collision of journalism values in post colonial Asia”. Centre for Asian Studies, Hong Kong University. 29.5.97.
1995 “Will the ‘truth’ set you free? Journalism culture and the prospects for change”. Asia Pacific Media Conference. International Federation of Journalists. Sydney. 7.2.95. “The Ghosts of Colonialism: Australian foreign correspondents in Asia”. Asian Mass Communications and Research Centre, Annual Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia.  24.6.95. 1994 “Neighbours: How Asians report on Asia”.  Asian Press Forum. Freedom Forum. Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents Club. 2.12.94. “Cultural sensitivity or censorship? Australia’s International Television Service”. Asian Mass Communications and Research Centre, Annual Conference, Bangkok, 24.6.94. 1992 “Selling Journalism Education”, National Conference of the Australian Communication Association, Bond University, July 1992. 1991 “Australia’s Media Monopolies”, Indonesian Press Institute, Jakarta, January 1991. “Military Censorship and Propaganda”, Gulf War Symposium, University of Sydney, 20 March 1991. “The Role of Broadcasting in Unlocking the Academies”, Ideas for Australia Conference, State Library of New South Wales, 23 March 1991. “The ABC’s Corporate Plan”, International Communications Association Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, July 1991.


Asian Mass Communication Research and Information Centre (Singapore) Asian Studies Association (Australia). Hong Kong Foreign Correspondents’ Club National Tertiary Education Union (Australia) Journalism Education Association (Australia)
Media Alliance (Australia)


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